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Harry Besett Marbles For Sale

Harry Besett hails from Vermont, working out of a studio which he and his wife Wendy affectionately call The Vermont Glass Workshop, located in Hardwick, Vermont (part of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.) For over twenty years, Harry and Wendy have been designing and producing contemporary studio glass and selling it nationally and internationally to fine craft galleries, museum shops, and directly to customers. All of the glass is designed and blown in Hardwick, Vermont, using traditional, contemporary and innovative glass blowing techniques. Harry is another of those early pioneers in the marble movement, creating some fascinating designs over the years.

One of those marble designs he is most famous for is the cameo style, where Harry creates a colored blank and then sandblasts a pattern down into the marble, leaving the colored glass on the pattern, and frosted clear all around it. This is the style I will offer the most of here, very different and unique from anything else out there, and a style I feel each serious collection should have in it.

Harry and Wendy have also worked with painter Ken Leslie over the years, making some incredibly unique marbles in concert with Ken. Harry creates marble 'blanks' which Ken will then paint a scene or face on with glass paint. The core is then heated back up, dipped again in the furnace, more paint is applied, and the process is repeated, with a final layer of crystal clear on the outside to set the whole design off in bright detail. These marbles are amazing and unique, with Drew Fritts being the only other artist who I've ever seen use this process of layered marble painting. The marbles are always thematic and fun to explore!

Please click on a gallery to see more images of each marble and to purchase available marbles. I ship worldwide.

#2: Humanity Stars  Size: 1.35  Price: $55
:: #2: "Humanity Stars" Size: 1.35" Price: $55 ::
#5: Cal Bear and Beef  Size: 1.50  Price: $65
:: #5: "Cal Bear and Beef" Size: 1.50" Price: $65 ::
#6: Leaving on a Jet Plane  Size: 1.61  Price: $95
:: #6: "Leaving on a Jet Plane" Size: 1.61" Price: $95 ::
#8: Verde Cal Bear and Beef  Size: 1.47  Price: $65
:: #8: "Verde Cal Bear and Beef" Size: 1.47" Price: $65 ::
#10: Barnyard  Size: 1.32  Price: $55
:: #10: "Barnyard" Size: 1.32" Price: $55 ::
#11: Killer Cat Size: 3.09 Price: $650
:: #11: "Killer Cat" Size: 3.09" Price: $650  ::
Double Count  Size: 1.33  Price: SOLD
:: "Double Count" Size: 1.33" Price: SOLD ::
Numerical Blue  Size: 1.53  Price: SOLD
:: "Numerical Blue" Size: 1.53" Price: SOLD ::
Blue Alph  Size: 1.18  Price: SOLD
:: "Blue Alph" Size: 1.18" Price: SOLD ::
Global Unity  Size: 1.56  Price: SOLD
:: "Global Unity" Size: 1.56" Price: SOLD ::
Alphabetical Blue  Size: 1.57  Price: SOLD
:: "Alphabetical Blue" Size: 1.57" Price: SOLD ::